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Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Canada’s Arctic Research Potential

Posted October 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today in the House of Commons, the Government of Canada introduced the Canadian High Arctic Research Station Act to establish the governance structure for a new, world-class science and technology research facility.

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Address World Trade Organization Ruling on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling

Posted October 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Monday, October 20, 2014, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be joined by representatives of Canada’s beef and pork sectors to speak to media about the WTO’s ruling on U.S. County of Origin Labelling.

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Harper Government Invests in Crop Research and Development

Posted October 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Member of Parliament Kelly Block (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar) today announced an investment of up to $2.16 million to the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) to address the crop sector’s need for improved crop r…

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Harper Government Supports Crop Research

Posted October 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Member of Parliament Kelly Block (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar) will be in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Friday, October 17, to make an announcement in support of the growth and sustainability of Canadian crops.

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Harper Government Invests to Discover New Markets for Canadian Seafood Delicacies

Posted October 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament for Vancouver South Wai Young, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of over $740,000 in matching funds to help the Canadian seafood sector expand into new global markets and increase sales for…

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Harper Government Invests to Improve the Competitiveness of Canadian Flaxseed

Posted October 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Joyce Bateman (Winnipeg South Centre), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of $3 million to the Flax Council of Canada to improve the genetic performance and agronomics of flax, an important …

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Harper Government Creates More Export Opportunities for Canadian Beef and Livestock Producers

Posted October 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast today announced that Canadian beef and livestock producers can now benefit from expanded export opportunities in two international markets.

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Harper Government Supports Canada’s Fish and Seafood Industry

Posted October 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Member of Parliament for Vancouver South Wai Young will be in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Thursday, October 16, to make an announcement in support of Canada’s fish and seafood sector.

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Harper Government Investing in Innovative Distillery Technology

Posted October 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Project to raise demand for Canadian barley and create local jobs.

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Minister Ritz Announces Appointment to Farm Credit Canada

Posted October 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the appointment of Jane Halford to the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) board of directors.

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Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to Farm Credit Canada

Posted October 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the reappointment of Jason Skinner to the board of directors of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). Mr. Skinner’s appointment is for a three-year term effective March 12, 2015. Biographical notes are attached.

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Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to Canadian Dairy Commission

Posted October 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the reappointment of Jacques Laforge as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC). Mr. Laforge’s appointment is for a three-year term effective February 2, 2015. Biographical …

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Harper Government Investing in New and Value-added Fruit and Vegetable Products

Posted October 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Greg Kerr (West Nova), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $182,739 to Nova Agri Inc. to research and develop new products derived from fruits and vegetables.

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<abbr title=”Canadian Food Inspection Agency”>CFIA</abbr> releases National Microbiological Monitoring Program 2011-2012 Annual Report

Posted October 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) annual testing of various food products, a report released today shows that more than 98 per cent of a wide variety of food samples tested met Health Canada safety guidelines and standards.

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Minister Blaney highlights International Day for Disaster Reduction

Posted October 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement today acknowledging the United Nation’s International Day for Disaster Reduction.

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Minister Ritz Highlights Importance of Open Trade at Tri-National Accord Meeting

Posted October 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today addressed the 23rd Tri-National Agricultural Accord where he underscored the importance for all three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries to recognize and promote free and unfettered trade to driv…

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Minister Ritz brings the <i>Agricultural Growth Act</i> before Standing Committee

Posted October 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agricultural Minister Gerry Ritz appeared before the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food today to speak about important proposed legislation that will provide stronger markets and a bright future for Canadian farmers.

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Canadian Wheat Alliance, KWS, and Syngenta collaborate to improve wheat breeding efficiency

Posted October 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Over the next four years, the Canadian Wheat Alliance (CWA) and two of the world’s leading plant breeding companies, KWS and Syngenta Inc., will partner to develop high-quality wheat plants by improving existing doubled haploid technologies. These meth…

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New Beer Standard to support Canada’s brewers and increase choice for consumers

Posted October 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, today announced – at Beau’s All Natural Brewing’s annual Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill, Ontario – that the Government of …

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Governments Support New National Accreditation Program for Manitoba Dairy Farms

Posted October 2, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

A new, national accreditation program focused on quality, food safety and animal welfare will be implemented on Manitoba’s dairy farms with financial support provided through Growing Forward 2, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agric…

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Animal Health Week emphasizes responsible use of antibiotics

Posted September 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) would like to recognize Animal Health Week by drawing attention to the important role played by veterinarians in keeping animals, and, in turn, humans, he…

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Growing a Diversified Agriculture Industry

Posted September 29, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The annual Agrifoods and Garden Show, the largest agriculture event in the province, will receive $150,000 in funding from the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Growing Forward 2 Agreement, through the Market Development Initiative.

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Harper Government Supports Canadian Hemp Industry

Posted September 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Member of Parliament for Provencher Ted Falk announced today a repayable contribution of up to $4.6 million to Hemp Oil Canada to help build a brand new world-class hemp processing facility with the latest …

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Harper Government Investment in POS Pilot Plant to Benefit Biotech Companies

Posted September 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Western Canadian companies in sectors as diverse as biofuels, cosmetics and functional foods will soon have access to additional bio-extraction services from POS Pilot Plant, thanks to a $504,000 federal investment by the Government of Canada for new e…

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Harper Government Supports Canada’s Hemp Industry

Posted September 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Member of Parliament for Provencher Ted Falk will be in Ste. Agathe, Manitoba on Friday, September 26 to make an announcement in support of the Canadian hemp industry.

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Governments Announce Funding for Industry-Led Feed Grain Research

Posted September 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties will receive $400,000 as part of a commitment to innovation under Growing Forward 2, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshy…

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Harper Government Announces Support for Bio-products Industries

Posted September 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event with Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit Western Canada’s bio-produ…

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Minister Ritz Attends APEC Meeting, Concludes Successful Mission to China and India

Posted September 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister Ritz promotes open trade at APEC, secures market access for bulls to India, and announces organic equivalency agreement with Japan

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Mission to India and China

Posted September 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Tuesday, September 23, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be available to speak to media via teleconference about his recent mission to India and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in China.

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Open Farm Day an opportunity for families to experience agriculture on Prince Edward Island

Posted September 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

At this year’s 29 participating farms, families will be able to get close to farm animals, watch cows being milked, dig up some potatoes, taste new grape varieties, pick apples and other fruit and take wagon rides through fields. Visitors will also se…

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Open Farm Day an Opportunity for Families to Experience Agriculture in Nova Scotia

Posted September 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Families will be able to get close to farm animals, visit a vineyard and see new grape varieties, see honey bees in action, pick apples and other fruit and take wagon rides through fields. Visitors will also see parts of agriculture that don’t immedia…

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Harper Government Invests in Research to Support Canada’s Bioproducts Sector

Posted September 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Member of Parliament Mike Wallace (Burlington) today announced an investment of $7 million to Bioindustrial Innovation Canada for a first-of-its-kind national bioproducts cluster.

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Harper Government Invests in Bee Health

Posted September 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux announced today an investment of over $250,000 to the Centre de recherche en sciences animales de Deschambault (CRSAD) to help position Canada as a world leader in beekeeping research.

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Harper Government Supporting Southwestern Ontario’s Green Technology Sector

Posted September 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of up to $3 million in Competitive Green Technologies to help position Canada as a global leader in using green, sustainable agri-based technologies.

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Harper Government Invests in the Soybean Industry

Posted September 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux will be in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, on Wednesday, September 10, to make an announcement in support of Canada’s soybean sector.

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Harper Government Invests to Boost Export of Livestock Genetics

Posted September 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Woodstock, Ontario, on Wednesday, September 10, to make an announcement in support of the Canadian livestock genetics industry.

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Harper Government Supporting the Beekeeping Industry

Posted September 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux will be in Deschambault, Quebec on Wednesday, September 10 to make an announcement in support of Canada’s beekeeping sector.

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Harper Government to Invest in Innovative Bio-Resin Technology

Posted September 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Leamington, Ontario on Wednesday, September 9, to make an announcement in support of the agricultural bioproducts industry.

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Harper Government Secures Full Beef Access in Jamaican Market

Posted August 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canadian livestock producers will benefit from more export opportunities in the Americas. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Minister of International Trade Ed Fast announced today that Jamaica has approved all imports of beef from Canada.

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PM announces measures to promote Northern agriculture

Posted August 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced measures to promote an economically viable, job-creating, commercial agricultural industry in Canada’s North

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